Authors

Justine Miller

Publication Date

4-2012

Category

Environment

Abstract

Housing First successfully addresses homelessness by giving chronically homeless people permanent housing. Once in a Housing First program, chronically homeless people get a permanent place to live immediately, despite possible untreated drug, alcohol, or emotional health problems. Matt Urban Hope Center operates one of the first Housing First programs in the Buffalo region. Housing First is permanent housing, while shelters are only temporary, meaning people are only allowed to stay there 30-45 days.

Share

COinS